Six weeks before she “blindsided” Tom Cruise with divorce papers, Katie Holmes spoke to Elle for the magazine’s August issue.”He has been Tom Cruise for 30 years,” Holmes told the mag when asked about her husband. “I know who I am and where I am and where I want to go, so I want to focus on that.”
But even being the iconic movie star’s wife didn’t equal great success in Holmes’ own career.
The actress’ latest film credits include Adam Sandler‘s record Razzie-winning “Jack & Jill” and “The Kennedys” TV mini-series, which was dropped from the History Channel before being picked up by ReelzChannel.
“Things are not handed to anyone,” Holmes says in the magazine’s upcoming issue. “If anything, you work a little bit harder when you’re in such visible circumstances.”
Holmes, who is currently 33 but started dating Cruise when she was 26, goes on to explain that when she was in her 20s, “It’s like you’re trying too hard to figure everything out.”
“I definitely feel much more comfortable in my own skin. I feel sexier,” adds Holmes. “I’m starting to come into my own. It’s like a new phase.”
Read the full interview in the issue on newsstands July 17.
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